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there is no timing belt on a 2001 rav....it has a chain. dont replace it unless its damaged, (and you'll know if its damaged!) I DON'T THINK YOUR ANSWER ACTUALLY GOES ENOUGH INTO DETAIL. YES, IT WOULD BE NICE IF THE TIMING CHAIN WARNED YOU BEFORE IT WENT OUT? BUT I THINK I HAD RATHER CHANCE SOME PRVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE AT ABOUT 60,000 MILES RATHER THAN IT BREAKING OR WHATEVER IT DOES AND THERE I AM SITTING ON THE SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE WAITING ON A TOW TRUCK? WHAT DO YA THINK? Whoa... hold on there tiger (and please, no yelling "all caps"). The question is a good one, so let me clarify - as I own one of these myself. First off - the owner's manual has a "supplement", a second book that goes over the maintenance schedule in detail - including the timing belt. This booklet recommends replacing the belt every 72/mo or 152000kms for the Rav4... which is odd, since it clearly has a chain instead, starting in 2001. In other words, the book is actually wrong (and any Toyota dealer will confirm this).

Secondly, with any of the new timing chains - you certainly don't have worry about it breaking (like in the old days of timing chains). Alloy metals used these days are much much stronger than in the past - and quieter too, hence why many manufacturers have gone back to that design. It's all about durability baby.

So, you really don't have to worry that you're somehow going to be stranded on the side of the road... really. And if you think that you should take preventative measures, try taking your Rav to a dealer and see how they react. If they are honest, they will look at you like you're crazy ;) ... then tell you it's not required. Hope that helps.

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